Best New Building Downtown (2011)
Though beset with controversies, including the departure of the original architect, Steven Holl, as well as being marooned in a disjointed complex that also includes a tacky shopping-center-style post office and a bombastic, Mussolini-style jail, the Lindsey-Flanigan Courthouse is clearly a masterpiece. All the credit for that success goes to Keat Tan, the building's principal designer and a partner in the Denver architecture firm klipp. Tan also did the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center, which is just blocks from the courthouse, and these two buildings alone make a strong case for naming Tan as one of Denver's premier architects.
Denver CO 80204